Last edited 14 May 2020

Gallery definition

Approved document B, Fire Safety, Volume 2, Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2019 edition), defines a ‘gallery’ as:

'A floor or balcony that does not extend across the full extent of a building’s footprint and is open to the floor below.'

The previous edition of Approved document B defined a gallery as:

‘A raised area or platform around the sides or at the back of a room which provides extra space.’

However, the word gallery can also refer to a room or building for the display or sale of works of art, such as the National Gallery.

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